Sauer Brands, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Certain The Spice Hunter Products Because of Potential Salmonella Contamination - 10/14/20

Company Announcement Date:

October 12, 2020

FDA Publish Date:

October 12, 2020

Product Type:

Food & Beverages

Reason for Announcement:


Company Name:

Sauer Brands, Inc.

Brand Name:

The Spice Hunter

Product Description:

Spices and blends

Company Announcement

Sauer Brands, Inc. is voluntarily recalling The Spice Hunter Products listed below due to the potential presence of Salmonella. After initially certifying that our raw material had tested negative for Salmonella, and was fit for human consumption, our supplier notified us of the potential presence of salmonella in specific lots of organic parsley that it provided to us. Those lots of parsley were used on two specific days in our production. We are recalling other products produced on those same days out of an abundance of caution regarding potential cross contamination.

While Sauer is aware of no reports of illness to date, that relate to these products, Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. If you are experiencing these symptoms, and believe you may have been exposed to Salmonella, please report to a medical provider.

The Spice Hunter Products in question were distributed to the states of Alaska, Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin. The product was produced for sale at retail and

These products come in clear glass jars marked with lot codes 20217C, 20220C, 20269C and 20270C on the white field on the label. A list of the products is shown below:

1.3 ounce 1.6 ounce

Item Num Product Name Brand Name Jar UPC Case UPC Lot Number Best By Date Description Product Size
41659 Organic Parsley The Spice Hunter 8105701659 40081057016594 20217C Aug-22 Parsley Flakes 0.23 ounce
41659 Organic Parsley The Spice Hunter 8105701659 40081057016594 20269C Sep-22 Parsley Flakes 0.23 ounce
41245 Saigon Organic Cinnamon The Spice Hunter 8105701245 40081057012459 20217C Aug-22 Ground Cinnamon 1.7 ounce
41260 Madagascar Cloves The Spice Hunter 8105701260 40081057012602 20220C Aug-22 Ground Cloves 1.9 ounce
41937 Gourmet Sesame Seeds The Spice Hunter 8105701937 40081057019373 20220C Aug-22 Sesame seeds 2.4 ounce
41440 Herbes De Provence The Spice Hunter 8105701440 40081057014408 20220C Aug-22 French Herb Blend 0.6 ounce
41850 Pumpkin Pie Spice The Spice Hunter 8105701850 40081057018505 20220C Aug-22 Pumpkin pie spice 1.8 ounce
41935 Seafood Grill & Broil The Spice Hunter 8105701935 40081057019359 20220C Aug-22 Seafood seasoning blend 1.3 ounce
41275 Coriander The Spice Hunter 8105701275 40081057012756 20220C Aug-22 Ground Coriander 1.4 ounce
41400 California Garlic The Spice Hunter 8105701400 0081057014002 20220C Aug-22 Granulated Garlic 2.7 ounce
42256 Green Hatch Chile The Spice Hunter 8105702256 40081057022564 20220C Aug-22 green chile 2.4 ounce
41541 Mexican Seasoning The Spice Hunter 8105701541 40081057015412 20269C Sep-22 Organic Mexican Spice blend 1.4 ounce
41703 Black Pepper The Spice Hunter 8105701703 40081057017034 20269C Sep-22 Coarse Ground Black Pepper 1.7 ounce
41653 Paprika The Spice Hunter 8105701653 40081057016532 20269C Sep-22 Organic Paprika 1.4 ounce
41955 Szechwan Seasoning The Spice Hunter 8105701955 40081057019557 20269C Sep-22 Chinese Seasonin Blend 2.1 ounce
41706 Fine Black Pepper The Spice Hunter 8105701706 40081057017065 20269C Sep-22 Fine Ground Black Pepper 1.6 ounce
41420 Chinese Ginger The Spice Hunter 8105701420 40081057014200 20269C Sep-22 Ginger 1.6 ounce
41792 Muntock White Pepper The Spice Hunter 8105701792 40081057017928 20269C Sep-22 White Pepper 2.1 ounce
41402 Roasted Garlic The Spice Hunter 8105701402 40081057014026 20269C Sep-22 Roasted Granulated Garlic 2.2 ounce
41351 Everything Bagel Crunch The Spice Hunter 8105701351 40081057013517 20270C Sep-22 Bagel Seasoning Blend 2.3 ounce
41700 Malabar Black Peppercorns The Spice Hunter 8105701700 40081057017003 20270C Sep-24 Black Peppercorns 2.1 ounce
41230 Freeze-Dried Chives The Spice Hunter 8105701230 40081057012305 20270C Sep-23 Green Chives 0.13 ounce
41450 Italian Seasoning The Spice Hunter 8105701450 40081057014507 20270C Sep-22 Mediterranean Herb Blend 0.6 ounce
41236 Cilantro The Spice Hunter 8105701236 40081057012367 20270C Sep-22 Organic Cilantro 0.3 ounce
41363 Fennel Seeds The Spice Hunter 8105741363 40081057413630 20270C Sep-24 Whole Fennel Seeds 1.3 ounce
41348 Dill Weed The Spice Hunter 8105701348 40081057013487 20270C Sep-22 Organic Dill Weed 0.5 ounce
41050 Arrowroot The Spice Hunter 8105701050 40081057010509 20270C Sep-22 Ground Arrowroot 2.1 ounce
41170 Cayenne Red Pepper The Spice Hunter 8105701170 40081057011704 20270C Sep-24 Cayenne Red Pepper 1.8 ounce
41440 Herbes De Provence The Spice Hunter 8105701440 40081057014408 20270C Sep-22 French Herb Blend 0.6 ounce

Consumers who have purchased The Spice Hunter products on this list are urged to avoid consuming them and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Sauer Brands, Inc. at 1-800-444-3061, Monday thru Friday, from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM.



* We believe that none of the product being recalled were processed or offered through the national office
* We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.
* ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.
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